Disgraced former Fox News chief Roger Ailes has been a long time friend and supporter of the Trump campaign and is reaping the rewards of said support.
BREAKING: State Department source tells me Trump considering disgraced ex-Fox News boss Roger Ailes for Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) December 13, 2016
I’m… not exactly sure what that job is, or even if it’s real.
..Huh. After checking Wikipedia, it very much appears to be a real thing.
The Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs is a position within the U.S. Department of State that is intended to help ensure that public diplomacy is practiced in combination with public affairs and traditional diplomacy to advance U.S. interests and security. The Under Secretary oversees three bureaus at the Department of State: Educational and Cultural Affairs, Public Affairs, and International Information Programs. Also reporting to the Under Secretary are the Office of Policy, Planning and Resources for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs and the Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy.
Yeah. Still no clue what that actually means.
One has to wonder, though, if Trump is really going to go through with this pick. It seems like a pretty big risk to take, considering the Senate is going to be very unlikely to support Ailes.